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Chaperone - Pinocchio (Freelance), Taunton Brewhouse


Job Summary

The role of a Chaperone will directly work with the Ensemble of Pinocchio, two groups of local young people who will be performing alongside our outstanding professional cast.

Job Description


When the puppet Pinocchio magically springs to life, woodcarver Geppetto is astounded. How could this be? But just as the pair starts to figure out a life together, Pinocchio's mischievous ways lead him nose-first into an adventure of carnivals, crooks, fairies, and crickets, where he must learn what it really means to be real.


  • To oversee the care and management of each member of the Ensemble
  • To be responsible of the Ensemble's health, comfort, and moral welfare while under your care
  • To ensure a register is maintained and up to date throughout rehearsals, performances and any other activities which the Ensemble may be involved in as part of the Production
  • To ensure that safeguarding and other relevant policies are understood and followed
  • To report any safeguarding concerns directly and promptly
  • To maintain confidentiality of any information held about the young people you are working with
  • To always act in the best interests of Taunton Brewhouse

Job Requirements


  • Experience working with a range of individuals with various access, support, and medical needs
  • Strong and reliable communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Access to own transport to and from the venue
  • Proven experience of working with young people
  • Willingness to acquire a Chaperone License, which includes an Enhanced DBS Clearance


  • Based in the South West of England
  • Previous experience of working on mid-scale theatre productions
  • An awareness of safeguarding policies and procedures

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How to Apply

Please submit a covering letter and CV via email to programme@tauntonbrewhouse.co.uk by midnight on Sunday 23 June 2024 with the subject as Ensemble Chaperone Vacancy.

Within your applications, please specify any dates and times you are unavailable throughout November and December 2024.

Please also confirm that you would be willing to apply for a Chaperone License as part of this commitment if your application is successful. If you already hold a relevant license, please clearly state this in your application. Taunton Brewhouse will reimburse the cost of the Chaperone License Application of successful candidates.

Interviews are due to take place in the week commencing Monday 24 June 2024. Please advise us when applying if you are NOT available during this period.

If you wish to have an informal conversation or have any questions before applying, please contact programme@tauntonbrewhouse.co.uk.

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